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Phosphorus: An Apparatus of the Technosphere | Act II, Frank Uekötter

100 Years of Now. The Opening
2015, Sep 30–Oct 04
Act II

ACT II: Bonds: Fertilizing the Plantationocene
Move over Anthropocene, here comes Plantationocene. The plantation is the critical technology for transforming the lithosphere into human bodies. Mined phosphorus feeds crops that, in turn, feed humans and their livestock. What kind of feeding machine is the plantation? Using Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as a template, environmental historian Frank Uekötter examines farmers’ addiction to fertilizer.
Visual statement: Anna Tsing

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